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Top 10 The Most Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick

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1. I just put a casserole in the oven. 1. I just put a casserole in the oven.
5. I woke up in a good mood and didn't want to ruin it. 5. I woke up in a good mood and didn't want to ruin it.
9. I caught my uniform on fire by putting it in the microwave to dry. 9. I caught my uniform on fire by putting it in the microwave to dry.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Job listing site CareerBuilder.com has posted its list of The Most Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick. The top 10 list was complied by the Harris Corporation from actual excuses. This year's excuses were gathered from a poll among 3,000 workers and 2,000 hiring managers.

1. I just put a casserole in the oven.

2. My plastic surgery needed some "tweaking" to get it just right.

3. I was sitting in the bathroom and my feet and legs fell asleep. When I stood up, I fell and broke my ankle.

4. I had been at the casino all weekend and still had money left to play with on Monday morning.

5. I woke up in a good mood and didn't want to ruin it.

6. I had a "lucky night" and didn't know where I was.

7. I got stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store and couldn't get out.

8. I had a gall stone I wanted to heal holistically.

9. I caught my uniform on fire by putting it in the microwave to dry.

10. I accidentally got on a plane.

The survey also shows that workers are taking a risk when they come up with far-fetched excuses. Nearly one in five employers says they have fired an employee for calling in sick with a fake excuse. If you're spending the day at the beach while pretending to be ill, don't post about it on Facebook. Nearly one in four employers has caught an employee lying about being sick by checking social media.

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